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Build a Tower


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bud

 Genre: Alternative Rock

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Last night I had a few hours to muck about with my guitars, and tonight I had some time to lay down some vocals and mix. This one is all me with some loops from Drums on Demand.
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Lyrics
grind my bones for mortar
build a tower to heaven

take my heart and burn it for fuel
light the dark with my love
feed my soul to the hungry
give my eyes to the blind

grind my bones for mortar
build a tower to heaven
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Hits: 3928
Comments: 60
Fans: 27
Plays: 138
Downloads: 141

Uploaded: Jan 18, 2008 - 09:58:02 PM
Last Updated: Jan 19, 2008 - 08:43:28 AM Last Played: Jan 01, 2015 - 10:23:37 PM
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Hardware:
iMac G5
Software:
GB3
Comments
ktb said 3356 days ago (January 18th, 2008)
i can envision
the moment it all came together for you on this. That must have been a rush. wonderful blend of guitars and your singing is great. the builds the interludes that re-curring guitar part...excellent
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bud said 3356 days ago (January 18th, 2008)
Thanks Karma
this was fun - the real work was trying not to make my umpteenth version of Tomorrow Never Knows. It's my default setting when I'm too tired to work on melody. Real nice of you to stop by.
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Vic Holman said 3356 days ago (January 18th, 2008)
mortar on the mac
at first with the acoustics i didn't get the cinematic soundtrack reference.
But then it built up into a monster wall of sound then it all made sense.

Too special for words. Excellent guitar work and manipulation. And the reverse guitar lines came out perfect.
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bud said 3355 days ago (January 19th, 2008)
Ooops - meant to list as Alternative Rock
made the change. Glad you could dig it - whatever it is Vic. You're the psychedelic guitar master in my book.
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said 3356 days ago (January 18th, 2008)
lovely layers
everything flows so nicely its like your voice floats atop the music, nice indeed!
bud said 3355 days ago (January 19th, 2008)
Glad you dropped by Tom
and thanks for commenting.
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davisamerica said 3356 days ago (January 18th, 2008)
right then
inspired huh???..yeah it was and felt cool..Huh??? course it did cos it is...very nice bud...... a step above.... a tower...lol... hat's off x2.. george martin smiled
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bud said 3355 days ago (January 20th, 2008)
Right then it is
Thanks Jack
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Feter said 3356 days ago (January 19th, 2008)
Build a Tower
Man ..what a set of band you have here
build a towrd to heaven ..now this is
too much sgt.peppers thingy ..I love it !!
a true classic here my friend just excellent !!
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bud said 3351 days ago (January 23rd, 2008)
Thanks Feter
you're always so supportive.
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echoroom said 3356 days ago (January 19th, 2008)
Tower of song
Great lyrics - simple but poet. A swirling tower of song ... a shoe gazing Television. If you were 21 and in an english band, you'd be on the cover of the NME with this.

Great track, bud.
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bud said 3355 days ago (January 20th, 2008)
Thanks Steve
I like shoe gazing Television - funny image.
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lengold said 3356 days ago (January 19th, 2008)
Fabulous
song Bud. Very infectious. Beautifully played, written and sung with superb production.
I think I will be listening to this for some time to come - downloaded. Thanks.
Cheers
Len


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bud said 3355 days ago (January 20th, 2008)
Very nice of you Len
to take the time to comment.
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Moviz said 3356 days ago (January 19th, 2008)
Nice
build up on this after the subdued start. Sounds like a U2 type backing in the built up crescendo part and the vocal is good too with that nice sentiment. I could have listened to more of this, regards M
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bud said 3356 days ago (January 19th, 2008)
The reply function isn't working
Thanks all for stopping by for a lsiten and taking the time to comment.
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Outtaorbit said 3356 days ago (January 19th, 2008)
Bud
this is wonderful...funny how music speaks and turns....great tune
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bud said 3354 days ago (January 21st, 2008)
Thanks Patrick
appreciate you stopping by.
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paul f. page said 3356 days ago (January 19th, 2008)
"Create in me...
...a new heart, O Lord." Your lyric is an echo of this powerful line from the Psalms. I can feel the power of your music turning the hearts of people at a liturgical assembly...This song is insistent while gentle, full of power while peaceful...a mantra-like composition that sinks into one's bones. Nice, Bud.
Peace.
Paul
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bud said 3351 days ago (January 23rd, 2008)
Interesting Paul - I see the connection
I was thinking about a description I had read of a charnel site on a mountain top in Tibet where bodies and bones were broken to be carried off by birds.
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said 3356 days ago (January 19th, 2008)
dod
like the whole composition, the build up is nice! great song
bud said 3351 days ago (January 23rd, 2008)
DOD is right
that and a little remix jampack. Thanks for stopping by.
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rtcooper said 3356 days ago (January 19th, 2008)
ON A ROLL
PRETTY Stunning.
Some Lyric from far away.
Very Cool.
Cooper
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bud said 3351 days ago (January 23rd, 2008)
Thanks Coop
Nice having you back around a little more.
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Dj French Toast said 3356 days ago (January 19th, 2008)
Bud doggie
I really like this one alot man ...Cool guitars and your bass is kick ass as always .
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bud said 3351 days ago (January 23rd, 2008)
Foshizzle Monsieur Toast
you are welcome.
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Peter Bauckham said 3355 days ago (January 19th, 2008)
I love the
build up on this and that backward guitar sounds excellent - I like the way it then drops back to the recurring guitar melody. A psychedelic masterpiece!

Peter
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bud said 3351 days ago (January 23rd, 2008)
Peter - You're too kind.
Nice of you to drop in for a listen. Looking forward to you r next offering.
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said 3355 days ago (January 19th, 2008)
Big Bones
Good listen, if a bit too short.
Your voice sounds great on this.
bud said 3351 days ago (January 23rd, 2008)
Thanks Sonny
Nice of you to stop by.
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Ed Hannifin said 3355 days ago (January 19th, 2008)
This one got my guitar into my lap...
It has a hypnotic, cyclical quality that draws one in, and steps outside of time, and isn't boring... I really like your vocal on this one...

I was just looking at The Tower card in the Aquarian Tarot deck the other day, and this has some of that "radical change" vibe to it...

Ed
bud said 3351 days ago (January 23rd, 2008)
I'll take
steps out of time and isn't boring - thanks - that's high praise in my book.
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lavalamp said 3355 days ago (January 20th, 2008)
Some of the best
Some of the best music is here. Liked how the drums came in. Saw what you said 'bout Tomorrow Never Knows, it does have that feel.
Chanty.
Bud, I do like this much.
Saw your forum the other day. Did you ever find out who wrote that nasty message?
I truly think some of the best is here at Macjams.
Dave
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bud said 3351 days ago (January 23rd, 2008)
What nasty message?
Nope - and I'm glad it blew over. Sorry for airing it - but it was weird and upsetting at the time. Thanks for dropping by - this is what it's about.
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lavalamp said 3350 days ago (January 25th, 2008)
Don't be sorry
I just wanted to watch out for a Buddy.
Once again. Good song.
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kingbee said 3355 days ago (January 20th, 2008)
wow
it's like walking through a doorway in to a very weird room full of colours and shapes and sensations...and then exiting out through another door very much changed by the experience. Nice one Bud
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bud said 3351 days ago (January 23rd, 2008)
Nice description - thanks
it was meant to have a peak and relax effect - glad it worked for you.
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jgurner said 3355 days ago (January 20th, 2008)
Wow...
Very cool...
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bud said 3351 days ago (January 23rd, 2008)
Yo...
Thanks!!!!
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FEEL said 3354 days ago (January 20th, 2008)
Loved the way
this composition builds... it gives me goose bumps. Really relaxing lead, a whole bunch of space on this, Nice! A George Harrison feel with the backwards stuff and all.
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bud said 3351 days ago (January 23rd, 2008)
Glad you stopped by
Thanks for the kind comments.
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stevel said 3354 days ago (January 20th, 2008)
Like it
Its got a kind of Beta Band feel to it...great guitar sounds
Steve
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bud said 3351 days ago (January 23rd, 2008)
I like it
when you like it. Thanks.
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racerat said 3354 days ago (January 20th, 2008)
meditative
Big, robust, wandering and flower-picky....I closed my eyes and just.....listened as it washed over me. very nice.
P
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bud said 3351 days ago (January 23rd, 2008)
Thanks Philip
I like "flower-picky" - a new genre.
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bud said 3354 days ago (January 21st, 2008)
Seems the reply is broke again
so I'm gonna take the opportunity for a group hug. Thanks to all who have taken the time to listen and comment. Also - time is really tight these days so I hope you don't mind.
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apb said 3353 days ago (January 21st, 2008)
Wow ..

I really liked this .. I would just suggest bring the very, very good vocal up just a fraction.... even perhaps
the little psychedelic riff that comes in so nicely with the acoustic ..

Have you tried the Boldt sitar before? I forget ..

I love this blend. Less is more, hooky lyrics too.
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bud said 3351 days ago (January 23rd, 2008)
Thanks Alan
I appreciate your comments and tend to agree with the first vocal bit - but I like where it sits after that. I 'm very familiar with the Boldt Sitar and purposely avoided it because I've used it so much in the past. I 2went with a little circuit dialog synth for a similar effect here.
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Ibstrat said 3353 days ago (January 21st, 2008)
Amazingly
well put together.I listened to it 3 times in a row.Great song!
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bud said 3351 days ago (January 23rd, 2008)
Caution - may be habit forming
Thanks!
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michael2 said 3352 days ago (January 22nd, 2008)
wow Bud
i just heard this. this is amazing. giving me chills. love the gritty guitar in there, it's almost like a Spiritualized song when the tremolo comes in. really impressive, love the horns going into the breakdown with that great bass part. wish i wrote this one.
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bud said 3351 days ago (January 23rd, 2008)
Oh you can do better than this and you do
with regularity. You nailed it with Spiritualized - I was thinking the same thing. After I built the rhythm guitar tracks (not the acoustic though) - I mixed them to iTunes and brought it back in to manipulate and blend into the originals. One combo track got a heavy flange effect and the other got the tremolo. Good ears. Thanks.
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dajama said 3352 days ago (January 22nd, 2008)
Nice one
I love the guitar work on this. The acoustic sounds terrific, and the electric has a great tone. The percussion and bass sounds work perfectly to get that drone effect. This has a wonderful hypnotic power to it, and I'm gobsmacked that you could come up with this in just a few hours! Nicely done. Peace.
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bud said 3351 days ago (January 23rd, 2008)
Don't be too impressed
by the speed of this - the secret is I take shortcuts when time is tight and create pieces like this by looping my own playing. I'll lay down jams on a bunch of tracks and then select what I like and build and loop. In this case there are four guitar tracks put together from about twelve passes. The acoustic was an add on after I thought I was done.

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guitapick said 3351 days ago (January 24th, 2008)
Soooo....
...when did we drop...?

I like this, you know...
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bud said 3350 days ago (January 25th, 2008)
I thought you knew.
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thetiler said 3350 days ago (January 24th, 2008)
Pretty humble words there
Kinda got a feel of u2 on this though it's your own style. But like that u2 type of energy. Enjoy the that type of singing. Like that almost backwords beatles sound.

Interesting words, makes ya kind stop and think about em.

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bud said 3350 days ago (January 25th, 2008)
I appreciate your comments
It's nice that the lyrics resonated with you. I don't mind the U2 comparison and who doesn't love The Beatles?
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Heightened said 3323 days ago (February 20th, 2008)
Wow!
This one is awesome! Wish I could muck around like that!!!
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